State University of New York at Oswego — Graphic Designer / Publications Associate

The Office of Communications and Marketing invites applications to fill a full-time Graphic Designer/Publications Associate position within our Publications Department.   

Posting Date: May 31, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional, visit: or 

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities:
The Graphic Designer/Publications Associate will be responsible for both print and electronic media within the specialized department of our on-campus design/print shop. Will also be responsible for the design, layout, editing and pre-press production of print materials including, but not limited to, brochures, business cards, forms and posters for offset and digital printing.  The Graphic Designer/Publications Associate will collaborate with our digital services and marketing teams to design digital, social media and web-based projects. This team member will work with faculty, staff, and students on project correspondence, specifications, proofing, record keeping, and customer service. Duties also may include light production assistance.

In addition, the Graphic Designer will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or related field at time of application
  • Proficient with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat on a Mac OSX workstation
  • Proficient with basic hardware and software troubleshooting
  • Must be able to take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into                          layouts and other designs
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi task 
  • Sound attention to detail and problem-solving capability 
  • Ability to use feedback as an opportunity for improvement
  • 2-years of experience with design for offset printing

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 1+ years’ experience working with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Working knowledge of digital accessibility principles and Section 508 standards

To Apply: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, a portfolio (or link) with examples of work, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail: 

Marybeth DeGroot

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts and are required prior to hiring. 

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department: The Office of Publications, a division of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Communications and Marketing, assists faculty and staff with college-related design and printed materials, from planning and set up through in-house printing or off-campus vendor. The Office of Communications and Marketing coordinates many of the college’s internal and external communications. 

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003. 

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. 

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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